SearchCap: The Day In Search, August 12, 2008

Below is what happened in search today, as reported onSearch Engine Land and from other places across the web.

From Search Engine Land:

  • Can Newspapers Be Saved?
    Have you noticed the number of layoff’s being announced by newspapers of late? When the New York Times announced in February 2008 that they were cutting 100 positions from their newsroom, it was a sad moment. A prominent national paper that informs our opinion and dialogue was announcing a…
  • Yahoo’s Fire Eagle Location “Switchboard” Comes Out Of Private Beta
    I’m at the Brickhouse in San Francisco as Tom Coates, head of the Fire Eagle team, is announcing the release of Fire Eagle, which had been in private beta. The service is intended to be something of a “clearinghouse” or “switchboard” for location and help users “manage location” across the…
  • Really Boring Products That Rocked in Social Media
    One of the most frequently asked questions we get while speaking on social media marketing at conferences is “how can something boring be successful in social media? Well there is really no product, service, or topic that cannot be successful in social media marketing if you are willing to…
  • Rumor: Additional Cuts Coming To Yahoo
    AllThingsD and, picking up on that post, Silicon Alley Insider speculate about potential, forthcoming job cuts at Yahoo to streamline consumer-facing and ad-focused business units….
  • Google’s Email, Gmail, Having Major Issues
    It is not uncommon for Gmail (Google Email) users to complain about outages and issues with sending and receiving email. But right now, there are hundreds of Gmail users complaining that Gmail is down or simply not sending or receiving emails. A current search at Twitter on Gmail will return…

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